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Municipalities extinguish burn permit issuance until further notice

For now, your backyard campfire is all you can do in many Door County municipalities as the area deals with drought. Brussels-Union-Gardner, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, and Ephraim are among the fire departments in recent weeks to opt not to issue burn permits until further notice due to the lack of rain the area has seen over the last few weeks. Door County is not alone in the course of action as they are one of the fifty Wisconsin counties in the high fire danger zone. Much of northwestern Wisconsin is listed at the moderate level. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says that even though burn permits will not be issued, campfires can still occur with the proper precautions.

Mother Nature will not be doing its part to help end the drought with less than a 25 percent chance of rain being reported for almost the next two weeks.


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